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USC Vs. UCLA: Harold Miner To Have His Jersey Retired Sunday Night At Galen Center

Miner scored 2,048 points in three seasons at USC, averaging 23.5 points per game.

1992: Harold Miner of the USC Trojans makes a jump shot during a 1992 season game. (Photo by: Bernstein Associates/Getty Images)
1992: Harold Miner of the USC Trojans makes a jump shot during a 1992 season game. (Photo by: Bernstein Associates/Getty Images)

The USC Trojans host the UCLA Bruins Sunday night at Galen Center, looking for their first Pac-12 Conference victory of the season. However, the highlight of the night will be when USC retires the No. 23 jersey of Harold Miner, the all-time leading scorer in school history.

Miner scored 2,048 points in his three seasons as a Trojan, averaging a school record 23.5 points per game in his career at USC, including a school-record 19 games of 30 points or more. As a junior in 1992, Miner averaged 26.3 points per game and led USC to a 24-6 record and a No. 8 final AP ranking. Miner captured All-American honors in 1992 and also was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and the Sports Illustrated Player of the Year.

"I really miss being around the game," Miner told Baxter Holmes of the Los Angeles Times. "I've been away for a long time."

Miner never quite lived up to the hype as "Baby Jordan," lasting just four years in an injury-plagued NBA career with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. But he will always be remembered fondly at USC, for plays like this:

Sunday's game against UCLA is scheduled for 6 p.m. PST.

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